How Long Can a Roof Last?


Most people forget about their roofs. The average homeowner and business owner doesn’t have to maintain their roof or replace it often. When it comes time to replace your roof, the most common question is, “How long will it last?”. Most roofers can put it away for years.

The lifespan of your roof will depend on many factors including the materials it is made from and the roofing contractors who installed them. All Star Roof Repair has over 40 years of experience building and installing new roofs. This allows residents of Tampa, FL to have a roof that will last for many years. GAF shingles are available to homeowners and businesses. We offer generous roofing warranties that will give you peace of mind for many years. There are many options when it comes to material longevity.

  • Asphalt singles – 15-30 years of longevity
  • Architectural shingles last 25-30 years
  • Wooden shingles – 30-year longevity
  • Clay tile – 50-year longevity
  • Metal roofs last for 70 years

What Factors Can Reduce Your Roof’s Lifespan

  1. Construction material As stated above, the best way to extend the life of your roof is by choosing the right roofing material. Even though the above numbers are for ideal conditions there are many things that can cause a roof to need replacement or repair sooner than expected. Florida is a place where we face some challenges. Choosing a material with a longer life span can make your home or business more comfortable.
  2. Weather

Florida has a poor record for roof longevity due to the constant rain, heat, and winds. If a small area of damage is not repaired quickly, it can impact the roof’s longevity. The hot summer months can bake and warm shingles. Hurricanes can also blow off roofs or cause damage by dropping large trees or branches. You can’t control weather so it is important to have routine inspections and maintenance done on your yard before the storm season.

  1. Maintenance Failure

We said that many homeowners and business owners forget to look after their roof. Roof maintenance is no different. You run the risk that your roof will become damaged and expose it to the elements if you don’t perform regular maintenance. This will drastically reduce your roof’s lifespan. Our professional roofing contractors can perform routine maintenance at least once per year, or after any major storm to ensure that your roof is strong and leak-free.

  1. Poor Installation

A roof installation should not be left to anyone. Your roof is an important part of your home, family, and business. It is important to find someone who will give this type of investment the care it deserves. Bad installation can lead to a reduction in the roof’s lifespan, which could result in a further financial burden. All Star Roof Repair is a trusted name in the roofing industry and has been providing quality roofs to Tampa, FL residents for more than 40 years.

  1. Foliage Around The Roof

Large trees are beautiful and can help the environment. However, they can also pose a threat to your roof. There may be a lot of work required if your roof is damaged by large branches or trees. Florida is prone to hurricanes and big storms that can bring down trees or cause branches and limbs to fall onto roofs. The roof lifespan can be significantly reduced if this happens often. Routine maintenance and repairs are important in order to maintain the roof. We encourage you to trim any trees near the building.

  1. The Roof’s Slope

Every roof has a pitch or slope, even flat roofs. This is to ensure that water and rain runoff does not pool. Your roof can be damaged if it is too low or has sagging. Even the most durable roofing materials can be quickly damaged by water and cause leakage. Sagging is an indication that you need a new roof. However, if your roof has water pooling on it, you should contact a professional immediately to fix the problem.

All Star Roof Repair

Our team has been serving the Tampa, FL area for more than 30 years. We can help you determine your roof’s lifespan during an inspection. We are a family-owned and operated business that treats your home and business as if it were our own. We encourage you to contact our team today if you have any questions or concerns about your roof.

This post was written by a roofing specialist At All-Star Roofing. We offer the best Tampa roof repair in Tampa Bay FL. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, and we strive to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All-Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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